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Sikorsky Adds Aerospace Integration Corporation to its CSAR-X Team

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Sikorsky Adds Aerospace Integration Corporation to its CSAR-X Team

February 02, 2006

  Air Warfare Symposium, Orlando, Florida - Sikorsky Aircraft signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Aerospace Integration Corporation (AIC) for their bid in the U.S. Air Force's CSAR-X competition. Sikorsky's offering, the HH-92TM weapons system, a military variant of the S-92TM helicopter, offers the best combination of survivability, performance, interoperability, safety and cost for the vital CSAR-X mission. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

AIC is a pace-setting systems design and integration company that delivers quick-response, concept-to-combat solutions for U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and other military and commercial operators. They specialize in aircraft systems design, technology innovation and total systems integration for SOF mission platforms.

Under the teaming agreement to be negotiated based on the MOU, AIC would provide system engineering associated with the special mission systems on the HH-92 weapons system. The company also would supply flight test support during the Operational Test and Evaluation phase of the CSAR-X program as well as act as a supply support interface for the U. S. Air Force. Lastly, the HH-92 aircraft would receive mission systems modification at AIC facilities in Crestview, Florida.

"We are proud to have AIC onboard our HH-92 team. AIC's expertise with regard to special operation missions will provide a greater understanding of what the customer ultimately needs on today's battlefield. Their integration and customization expertise will both be great assets as the program continues to progress," said Paul Martin, Sikorsky senior vice president of government and advanced programs. Correspondingly, Maj Gen (Retired) Richard Comer, Executive VP of AIC stated that his company "is proud to work with the Sikorsky team. We plan to make the next rescue aircraft the best one possible."

The Air Force launched the multibillion-dollar CSAR-X competition in May 2005 to replace its current fleet of Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters.

Founded in 1997, AIC has extensive, documented performance success in delivering turn-key systems integration for every major platform in the U.S. special operations fleet. The company maintains permanent operations in nine states including Corporate Headquarters and Airborne Systems Division Aircraft Modification Complex in Crestview, Florida; Army Aviation Division in Huntsville, Alabama; Ground Systems Division in New Jersey; and customer liaison offices in Arkansas, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Texas, and Washington State. For more information, visit www.aicworld.com.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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